Overview

Wednesday April 6th 2016

9.00 – 10.00: Opening session (chair: Maria Barbosa)

9.00 – 9.05: Maria Barbosa. Welcome on behalf of organization committee. Conference chair,  Wageningen University, director AlgaePARC

9.05 – 9.15: Vitor Verdelho Vieira. Welcome on behalf of the European Algae Biomass Association

9.15 - 10.00: Overview of ongoing EU projects by coordinators

 

10.00 - 11.00: Session 1, Metabolism and strain development (chair: Olaf Kruse)

10.00 – 10.30: Roberto Bassi. Pathways to improved biomass yield of microalgae grown in photobioreactors. University of Verona (invited speaker)

10.30 – 10.50: Aliza Zarka.  Maximizing TAG production for biodiesel production in Phaeodactylum and Nannochloropsis. Ben-Gurion University (FUEL4ME, GIAVAP, BIOFAT)

10.50 - 11.20     Coffee break and Poster session

 

11.20 - 12.50:   Session 1, Metabolism and strain development (chair: Olaf Kruse)

11.20 – 11.40: Carolyn M.C. Lam. Solving the puzzle of different product profiles between race A and race B strains of Botryococcus braunii, LifeGlimmer GmbH (SPLASH)

11.40 – 12.00: Douwe van der Veen.  Understanding algal metabolism through "omics": obtaining high-quality data sets for Botryococcus braunii. Wageningen University (SPLASH)

12.00 – 12.20: Kyle Lauersen. Advanced genetic engineering tools for sustainable production of novel high and medium value products from microalgae. Bielefeld University (PhotoFuel)

12.20 – 12.40: Pia Steinrücken. Bioprospecting for high PUFA content in Northern marine microalgae. University of Bergen (MIRACLES)

12.40 – 13.00: Simon Kuehner. Biocatalytic solar fuels for sustainable mobility in Europe. SYNCOM RTD Consulting (PhotoFuel)

13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Session 2, Biorefinery (chair: Olivier Lepine)

14.00 - 14.30: Olivier Lepine. Biorefinery concept applied to microalgae. AlgoSource (BIOFAT, invited speaker)

14.30 – 14.50: Gilber-López Bienvenida. Multi-product integrated biorefinery of algae: from carbon dioxide and light energy to high-value specialties. CSIC-UAM (MIRACLES)

14.50 – 15.10: Reza Ranjbar. Supercritical extraction and fractionation of microalgal oil for production of high value LC-PUFAs and biofuel. Feyencon D&I. FUEL4ME

15.10 – 15.30: Ozlem Yesil Celiktas. The effect of high pressure on viability of Botryococcus braunii cells under aseptic conditions. Ege University. SPLASH

 

15.30 – 16.00: Poster session with refreshments and a snack

16.00 – 17.00 Session 2: Biorefinery (chair: Olivier Lepine)

16.00 – 16.20: Patricia Harvey. A CO2 Microalgae Biorefinery. University of Greenwich. D-Factory

16.20 – 16.40: Juan-Carlos Cabrera. Extraction and characterization of biomolecules from Arthrospira platensis microalga. Unité Biotechnologie – Materia Nova. ALGOTECH

16.40 – 17.00 : Ana Palanca Roig. High value-added chemicals and bioresins from algae biorefineries. AIMPLAS-Plastics Technology Centre. BISIGODOS

 

17.30: Departure to city hall

18.00 - 19.00: Welcome reception at the City hall of Olhão

Thursday April 7th 2016

9.00 – 10.10: Session 3, Residual streams (chair: Gabriel Acien)

9.00 – 9.30: Robert Reinhardt. Algae - Wastewater – Biogas. Algal Technology Center. AlgaeBioGas (invited speaker)

9.30 – 9.50: Ignacio de Godes Crespo. Optimization of microalgae culture in High Rate Algae Ponds for simultaneous bioenergy production and wastewater treatment. Aqualia SA. AllGas

9.50 – 10.10: Fabian Abiusi. Microalgae cultivation on wastewater to enhance water quality and for sustainable production of biobased products. Wageningen University. MAB2.0

10.10 – 11.00: Session 4, Cultivation Systems and Scale-up (chairs: Liliana Rodolfi and Carlos Unamunzaga)

10.10 – 10.40: Carlos Unamunzaga. Scale up strategy for an algae biorefinery approach: High added value products vs Specialties and commodities paradigm. Fitoplancton Marino S.L, MIRACLES (invited speaker)

10.40 – 11.00: Diana Bastos da Fonseca. Business Plan for a 10 ha production plant. A4F. BIOFAT

 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and poster session

 

11.30 – 13.00 Session 4: Cultivation Systems and Scale-up (chairs: Liliana Rodolfi and Carlos Unamunzaga)

11.30 – 11.50: Liliana Rodolfi. One-step vs two-step oil production from Nannochloropsis oceanica and Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultivated outdoors in Green Wall Panels. University of Florence. FUEL4ME

11.50 – 12.10: Edgar Tavares dos Santos. Ethanol production from engineered cyanobacteria. A4F. DEMA

12.10 – 12.30: Rafael Garcia Cubero. A better understanding of culture parameters to increase exopolysaccharide production by Botryococcus braunii CCALA 778. Wageningen UR. SPLASH

12.30 – 12.50: Packo Lamers. Continuous versus batch production of microalgal lipids. Wageningen University. FUEL4ME

12.50 – 13.10: Ignacio de Godos. From wastewater to bioenergy. Aqualia SA. AllGas

 

13.10 – 13.20 Introduction to visits to NECTON and SPAROS

 

13.20 - 14.15: Lunch

 

14.30 – 16.00: Visit NECTON (bus 1)/SPAROS (bus 2)

16.30 – 18.00: Visit SPAROS (bus 1) /NECTON (bus 2)

18.00    Return to the hotel

20.00    Conference dinner

 

Friday April 8th 2016

9.00 – 10.30: Session 5, LCA and Techno-Economic Analysis (chairs: Mario Tredici and Tom Bradley)

 

9.00 – 9.30: Tom Bradley. LCA of the InteSusAl algae production facility. Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. INTESUSAL (invited speaker)

9.30 – 9.50: Mario Tredici. Techno-economic analysis of microalgal biomass production in a 1-ha Green Wall Panel (GWP®) plant. University of Florence. BIOFAT

9.50 – 10.10: Elke Breitmayer. Evaluation of selected microalgae value chains - the MIRACLES-project. NOVA Institut GmbH. MIRACLES

10.10 – 10.30: Franziska Kugler. Chances and challenges for LCA on pilot scale technologies – the case of EnAlgae. KIT-ITAS. EnAlgae

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break and poster session

 

11.00 - 12.00: White paper: Panel discussion (Chair: René Wijffels)

 

Panelists:

 

12.00 -12.30: René Wijffels. Concluding remarks and next steps, Conference co-chair. Wageningen University

 

12.30 – Lunch